“Frances” Toshi Sato Nohara
"FRANCES" TOSHI SATO NOHARA July 21, 1922- October 18, 2015 Born on a pineapple plantation in Waipio, Toshi graduated from Leilehua High School, a member of the National Honor Society. She went to Tokyo to Japan Women's University and got caught in the War. Trapped in Japan she was conscripted to work as a translator where she met her husband, Katsuya Nohara, who grew up in London. After graduating from the university, they married. Her husband joined the newly-formed Japan Air Lines in 1953, and was dispatched to open its first overseas branch in Honolulu in 1954. It was then that Toshi was able to live in Hawaii for the first time since leaving it before the War. Through Katsu's job, they were able to live in Japan, the United States and England, and traveled extensively all over the world. They moved permanently to One Kalakaua Senior Living in Honolulu in 2004. Frances' favorite quote was, "They say Hawaii is paradise, but One Kalakaua is heaven!," so you can imagine how much she loved living there with the close friendships she had and the wonderful staff who took care of her. They had four children, Dorcie Sakuma, Anne Abaya, and Steven Nohara of Honolulu, and Mary (Noriko) Nohara-Jones of Summit, NJ, and 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. Donations to "One Kalakaua Employee Appreciation Fund" (OKEAF), 1314 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.
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